Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1066-1300, vi, 1-17: Godfrey of Ludham was a clerk of the archbishop of York by 17 June 1226 and presented with the rectory of the moiety of
'Pengston' (?Penistone, West Riding) on 26 August 1228 (?1229). He first appears as precentor of York on 21 September 1249 and might have held it earlier, between 1244 adn 1249. He was listed as precentor and official in November 1252 or 1253. His last occurance as precentor was on 20 August 1253. By 21 June 1257, he was dean of York. He was given royal consent to take up the archbishopric on 25 July 1258 and was consecrated on 22 September 1258 by Pope Alexander IV at Viterbo. He died on 12 January 1265 and was buried in York Minster. He had a brother, Thomas of Ludham, who held the prebend of Wetwang.